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The written institutional policy concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the Buckley Amendment) is housed in the Registrar's Office. The University is restricted in the release of certain student records without the prior written consent of the student.

However, the University can release directory information that includes such information as the student's name, address, telephone number, etc., without the student's permission. A student who does not want this information released must make a request in writing to the Office of the Registrar within two weeks after the first day of class. The request for nondisclosure must be filed each term of enrollment.

Students have the right to inspect and review information contained in their educational records. Students wishing to review their records must make a written request to the Registrar listing the item or items of interest. These records will be made available within 45 days of the request.

Use of Social Security Number

The Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S. Public Law 93-579, Sect.7) requires that we notify you that disclosure of your social security number (SSN) is voluntary. But you should know that Francis Marion University uses the SSN as your student identification number and all university records are kept using this number for identification. The Swamp Fox Web for Students (on-line registration) system requires you to enter your SSN and a password for entry. If you do not wish to disclose your SSN, you can apply for a special identification number, in person in the Registrar's Office, Stokes Administration Building, Room 118.

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